Hey everybody! I'm so excited to join this community! I recently graduated college and I'm living at home with my parents before I go to law school in the fall.
My story: Somehow, between my senior year of high school and now, at age 24, I went from 120 lbs to my current 145. Okay, I know EXACTLY how it happened--stress, lack of knowledge regarding proper nutrition, a major life change, and lots of time on my hands. At any rate, I'm finally in a place where I'm ready to lose this weight and get back to my feel-good weight. I want to look and feel my best before my life starts as a law student.
My challenges: As I mentioned, I'm currently living at home with my parents, and I am finding it very, very difficult to maintain calorie goals/a healthy diet as long as I'm here. My mom often cooks high-calorie foods for my brothers and dad, and I have a hard time resisting. Exercise is also difficult. We do have a treadmill in the basement, but the challenge is working around my little brother's schedule (he practically lives down there, and as long as he's down there, I'm not to disturb him by running on the treadmill). Though challenging, the food and fitness obstacles are just that--obstacles. I know I can overcome them. It is ultimately my CHOICE. However, I think a little support would help me stay motivated. That's why I joined this community.
If anyone has any advice or insight or just wants to say hello and share their story, please do! I'd love to connect with others out there hoping to get in shape!View Thread
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